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It was a Saturday morning, and I thought it would be a good time to go to the
beach with my friends since I had nothing to do for the rest of the week. So I
decided to call my best friend Sarah to see if she wanted to drive with me down
to the beach Unfortunately, she had a wedding to go to, so she was not able to
make it. I was a little disappointed, but I decided to go to the beach by
myself. I left home at 3:30 p.m. and arrived at 5:00 p.m. to the beach house.
Everything looked the same wa as it did last summer when I came with my sister.
The only difference was now I was alone, and that was little scary. The next
morning I went to one of my favorite cafes The Italian Coffee. This Cafe held
good memories since last summer I worked there. The owners Mr. Roger and Mrs.
Roger told me that a job was available if I wanted to work. I thanked them, but
e lained that I had other plans for the summer. I told them that the restaurant
looked great since it had been renovated. It was very noisy and crowded, yet it
had a wonderful atmosphere that customers like. Perhaps, it was the Italian
music and the w derful smell of fresh coffee that attracted them. Suddenly a
lady came over to my table and asked, \'\' How are you, Raquel?\'\' I told her, \'\'
I\'m sorry Maam I don\'t recognize you!. She replied, \'\'Oooh, Raquel , I\'m
Elizabeth\'s aunt\'\'. I said, \'\'Of course, excuse me\'\'. We started talking about h
the place was crowded, and she told me that she had to meet a friend here, but
she had not shown up. I told her that it was nice seeing here, but I was
expecting a call and I had to go. She promised me she was going to tell
Elizabeth to call me so w could get together for lunch soon. When I got home to
check the answering machine, the telephone rang. It was mom. She said that Sarah
was planning to come Monday, and if I needed anything to give her a call. I
thanked her and said,\'\' You are not going to believe where I just came fr ?. She
quickly replied, \'\'Don\'t even ask it \'\' The Italian Coffee\'\'. \'\' You are right
\'\' I giggled. \'\' The Rogers are doing great, working like crazy trying to make
everything perfect \'\', I added. She said, \'\' Honey, I\'ll give you a call Friday
n ht OK!. Good bye!\'\'. So far my day was going great. I sat down and watched
MTV. It was a re-run of \'\' The Real World\'\'. I quickly fell asleep on the couch
for two hours and was awakened by the door bell. It was Claudia Roger explaining
that her mother had told her that was in town, so she decided to drop by. I told
her , \'\' I\'m glad you came by. Are you doing anything for lunch?\'\'. When Claudia
told me that she was available, we decided to go to the Dixie to get a cheese
burger. On the way to the Dixie , we made a quick stoop by the shoe store to ask
Mr. Edwards to tell his daughter that I was going to meet her at 5 o\'clock so we
could play volley ball with my friends. Mr. Edwards was concerned because he had
eard rumors about a kidnapper in town. Since Elizabeth and I were running late ,
we didn\'t really pay munch attention to what he was saying. When we got home,
Claudia left to go to work. Feeling in the mood for going to the beach, I packed
all my th gs and drove there. When I got to the beach I couldn\'t find my
friends, so I grabbed a magazine and all of the sudden felt asleep. Waking from
my nap, I had a premonition that something bad was going to happen. I went back
to the shoe store in the mall to tell Mr. Edwa s that I didn\'t see his daughter
down at the beach. He didn\'t know where she was either. He became hysterical and
decided to close the store for the rest of the day. We decided to search the
whole area including the mall first, but we couldn\'t find r . We called the
police and the
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